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Police: Wife, Husband Arrested After Arriving Intoxicated At Laurel Co. Judicial Center

Posted at 12:51 PM, Jun 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-23 12:57:51-04

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police say a husband and wife found were facing more legal troubles after visits to the Laurel County Courthouse.

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Department says 36-year-old Misty Sue Caldwell attempted to go through security with her children around 10:30 a.m. Friday when court officers determined she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Officials say she admitted to officers that she had taken neurontin and suboxone.

Caldwell was arrested and charged with public intoxication and four counts of wanton endangerment.

More trouble awaited with Caldwell’s husband, 40-year-old Eric Jones — came to the sheriff’s office hours later to check on the children.

Deputies say Jones also was under the influence of suboxone. Jones also was arrested.

Social services placed the children with other family members.